Many people are surprised to discover that, after over 200 years, the WÜSTHOF company remains in family hands. Equally unusual is the fact that throughout this time they have demonstrated their loyalty to the City of Blades and still produce only in Solingen, Germany. Traditiona nd a focus on excellence sets WÜSTHOF apart as one of the best knife makers in the world.
WÜSTHOF knives are precision-forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon stainless steel. CLASSIC knives feature a new handle design made of a highly durable synthetic material Polyoxymethylene (POM) which has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration but maintain the traditional triple rivet design for superior durability and handling. Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention since it is tempered to 58 HRC.